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We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

I don’t know why American critics stopped writing about grime. Sometime around 2004, grime — the British hybrid of rap and dancehall and UK garage and blaring car alarms — was the most exciting genre of music in the world. London suddenly seemed to overflow with hyena-voiced teenagers who’d learned how to make madly juddering… More »

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I'd missed.
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2013 - 12:42 pm
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Watch T.I. Perform With The Roots On Fallon

Last week, T.I. made his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon debut with a rambunctious performance of single "Ball" accompanied by Fallon houseband, the Roots. While…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 7, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Big Boi – “In The A” (Feat. T.I. & Ludacris) Video

The bangingest banger from Big Boi's recent album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors is "In The A," the Atlanta superstar summit that also features on-fire…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2013 - 9:29 am

T.I. – “Sorry” (Feat. André 3000)

André 3000 barely ever raps anymore, but he has a rare knack for showing up two or three times a year and melting your entire…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 9:34 am
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Big Boi – “In The A” (Feat. Ludacris & T.I.)

Here's the bouncy ATL-centric "In The A" from Big Boi's forthcoming Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, a track that features -- who else? -- Ludacri…
Corban Goble | November 26, 2012 - 5:10 pm
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Rick Ross – “Bury Me A G” (Feat. T.I.) Video

Here's Rozay's latest clip for Self Made Vol. 2 cut "Bury Me A G," an understated affair where Ricky and T.I. hold down a stoo…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2012 - 2:10 pm

T.I. – “Go Get It” Video

In his new video for the low-key trunk-rattler "Go Get It," deposed and frequently-incarcerated rap king T.I. remains obsessed with the idea that he's simultaneously…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 11:20 am
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From T.I. To TNGHT: A Look At Trap Rave

Do a search for "trap" on SoundCloud and you'll find more than 500 tracks uploaded with the tag in the last three days. What's interesting,…
Puja Patel | August 6, 2012 - 11:24 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week for videos just fucking absolutely ruled, so before we get into what made this list, let's take a moment for all the video…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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Killer Mike – “Big Beast” Video (Feat. T.I., Bun B & Trouble) (NSFW)

Well, this morning just got significantly more awesome. "Big Beast," the ridiculously badass all-star first single from Killer Mike's excellent El-P-produced new album R.A.P. Music,…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2012 - 11:04 am
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Freddie Gibbs – “Pull Up” (Feat. Young Jeezy & T.I.)

As someone who's been watching fast-rapping Indiana street-rap hope Freddie Gibbs for the fast few years, it's great to see him reach the point of…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 12:33 pm

T.I. – “Fuck Da City Up” Video (Feat. Young Jeezy)

T.I. released his pretty great Fuck Da City Up mixtape at the very beginning of the year, and one of its finest tracks was the…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 11:25 am
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Killer Mike – “Big Beast” (Feat. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble) (Prod. El-P)

For a long time now, we've heard rumblings about a new collaborative album from badass Atlanta rap snarler Killer Mike and New York skronk-rap king…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm
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Download T.I. Fuck Da City Up Mixtape

Not the only Southern rapper striving to regain his former stature, T.I. dropped a mixtape on New Year’s Day, teeming with firepower from the like…
Corban Goble | January 3, 2012 - 10:53 am

T.I. – “Here Ye, Hear Ye” Video (Feat. Pharrell)

T.I.'s rumbling, horn-soaked banger "Here Ye, Hear Ye" has a video now, and Jesus Christ, remember how nasty Pharrell's verse on this thing was? Well,…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

T.I. – “Pyro”

For the first time since his most recent prison release, T.I. finally sounds absolutely comfortable and effortless on new track "Pyro." The song is a…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2011 - 11:29 am

Young Jeezy – “I Do” (Feat Jay-Z & André 3000) & “F.A.M.E.” (Feat. T.I.) Video

Jeezy called in some favors for this one! For his sound-drenched track "I Do," the once-dominant Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy managed to wrangle guest verse…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 1:32 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Not the most inspiring set of videos this week. Work harder, everyone! There were a few good ones, though, and we've got them listed below.
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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T.I. – “She Will” (Remix)

T.I.'s been on a bit of a roll since getting out of prison a few months ago, and it's been fun to watch him go.
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 2:36 pm

T.I. – “I’m Flexin'” Video (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

Even though he produced the track, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T.'s vocals barely appear on "I'm Flexin'," the strong new comeback single from the just-out-of-jail T.I.
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 11:59 am
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